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cabretta

[kuh-bret-uh] /kəˈbrɛt ə/
noun
1.
a leather made from the skins of sheep that grow hair rather than wool, tougher than other sheepskins and used chiefly for gloves and shoes.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; < Portuguese or Spanish cabr(a) she-goat (< Latin capra) + Italian -etta, for -ette, as in leatherette, etc.
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cabretta

/kəˈbrɛtə/
noun
1.
(mainly US) a soft leather obtained from the skins of certain South American or African sheep
Word Origin
from Spanish cabra she-goat
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